Young dies for 'vapear' in SLP, the first death of this kind in the country


San Luis Potosi Health Authorities reported that in Mexico the first death was recorded due to the use of electronic cigarettes; This is an 18-year-old who died on October 29 in the state.

State Health Services reported that the patient was admitted to Central Hospital on October 14 with an atypical pneumonia, so studies were conducted to investigate whether it was due to a cardiac, pulmonary or infectious cause; He was even tested for influenza, HIV and other communicable diseases.

"Last night we were notified by the Directorate of Epidemiology (of the Federal Ministry of Health) that this is a confirmed case of death from atypical pneumonia, a serious pneumonia associated with the consumption of electronic cigarettes," said Miguel Angel Lutzow Steiner, director of Public Health of San Luis Potosi.

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